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April 2017

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Apr

Payment App For The Unbanked                  

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The two billion people in the world without a bank account are forced to use cash. For businesses, this means there could be less revenue coming in the door because of those with only one form of payment. One company that’s looking to shake up commerce for those without banks is Paris startup Snapay. With […]

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Apr

What Are the Don’ts of Using Hashtags?

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Hashtags are important especially in gaining followers and audience but do you know what are the best practises to use hashtags in social media? We have explained the do’s of using hashtags in the previous post and we are going to discuss the don’ts today. Don’t Go Too Long Or Too Clever In general, if […]

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Apr

Token Uses AI to Recommend Gift Ideas

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Picking out the perfect gift for a friend or family member can be a daunting task. More often than not, the safest route to go is giving a gift card, which can sometimes be seen as a cop out. One company that’s looking to revolutionise the gift-giving process is start-up company Token. The company just […]

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Apr

What Are the Do’s of Using Hashtags?

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Hashtags are such a prominent part of culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. In fact, the hashtag is so recognized that it was added to the Oxford dictionary in 2010, and the Scrabble Dictionary in 2014 (#official). Yet even as most people have come to know what […]

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Apr

Mobile Order Ahead Trends in the U.S.  

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Waiting in line is becoming a drag. If there’s one thing today’s consumers aren’t, it’s patient. As a result, mobile order ahead options soon look to become a dominant digital ordering method in the quick service restaurants (QSR) space. Since Starbucks debuted its offering back in 2015, QSRs across the U.S. have been jumping on […]

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Apr

Meet The Young Founders of Chewy.com

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Retail chain PetSmart has acquired pet food and product site Chewy for $3.35 billion. The deal is the largest e-commerce acquisition in history, beating Walmart’s $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com in August 2016. Chewy is one of the fast-growing e-commerce sites. In 2016, after just five years of operation, it counted nearly $900 million in […]

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Apr

Market Report of e-Commerce Sites in Asia Pacific

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E-commerce is growing rapidly in the Asia Pacific with venture capital backed e-commerce players going head to head against traditional retailers. Who are the leaders? What is behind their competitive edge? How fast is Asia’s e-commerce market growing? Which verticals have been growing the fastest? In this article, e-commerce marketing expert Metisa compare the growth, […]

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Apr

The Story Behind The Hashtag That Attracts Millions

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Retailer Herschel Supply Company’s #WellTravelled hashtag attracts millions of users from around the world and has become a shining example for how to do effective marketing on Instagram. Here’s a Q&A interview with Herschel’s community manager, Sheila Lam and global marketing director, Mikey Scott, to chat about the strategy behind this powerful hashtag. How has […]

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Apr

5 Millennial Shopping Trends

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Good news for small retailers: The ideal millennial retail experience is not a giant superstore full of endless product permutations. Instead, millennials value simplicity, quality and authenticity, according to the 10 Trends Millennial Retail report from Kelton. A carefully curated store with products that appeal to their tastes will spark millennial spending, according to Kelton, […]

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Apr

How Pet-sitting Turned Into A $300 million Business  

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Plenty of would-be entrepreneurs participate in Startup Weekends–the 54-hour start-up marathons that are now held in cities across 150 countries. More than 193,000, according to the event’s website. But few can say they’ve actually managed to start a real company afterward–particularly one that’s attracted 85,000 members in 10,000 U.S. cities and made $100 million in […]